You know, I look forward to the Inspiration Challenges that come out on Friday nights. They are my favorite. I know my sister (stamp300) is going to be surprised at what I used as my inspiration piece because it's not the one I told her about. Anyhow, here is my story.
We were to create a card for the Inspiration Challenge from the Monya Bags store. This is the clutch purse I chose...http://moynabags.com/cgi-local/SoftC...3e9+1257152471. I took a glimpse at the purse quickly because my kids were wanting to use both computers, so I printed a copy to work from.
I started out by making the hand made purse by drawing a template. I layed the template out onto the fold on the bottom on sandy colored c/s. Cut out! I made 2 extra pieces of the template so I can have a front and a back also. I take one of the extra pieces and used the cb textile emboss folder sideways. (reversed) (I had to do this twice because of the size). I used the saddle brown stazon ink with a sponge, a white colored pencil, and sand paper to distress the look of the folder. I used 3 different scallop circles for the flowers, made 2 sets. I was looking through all my ink pads and couldn't find any color that I wanted. So I made some scribbles on watercolor paper with a pumpkin yellow prismacolor pencil. Finished the flowers with OMS and a blending stump. I cut into the flowers with the scissors only to the center and trying not to cut all the way without losing part of the flower. I rolled the tip of the flowers just a little bit and secured all 3 sizes with glue dots. I stitched the centers of the flowers with embroidery floss. I drew the lines for the vine with a pencil. The next part took about 10 minutes to do. I hand stitched the vine with embroidery floss with a needle. I thought I had a smaller leaf punch, but I didn't...but I just used the MS leaf punch and went with it. Does it look ok? I scored lightly and pierced the leaves. Adhered the flowers and leaves with glue dots. I added tacky strip to the inside edge and used 2 big brads for the opening of the purse. Adhered shut. There is enough room for an opening that a gift card can fit into. I made an accordian style backing so the card can stand up. Once everything was done, I used MS glue and glitter for the edging around the purse. This took a little bit of time, but I had fun making it. Thanks for looking and thanks for the challenge. Have a great weekend!
What do you think?
I just noticed the shading of the purse that the color of mine is a bit off. But remember, I only had the printer paper to go on.:(...I didn't want to start over!
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2009 GMT Views: 1148